"Elsie Singmaster: Stories of Gettysburg" to be presented April 1

elsiesingmaster-lr.jpg“Elsie Singmaster: Stories of Gettysburg” to be presented April 1 at 7pm

 Dru Anne Neil -- Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum
61 Seminary Ridge     717-339-1356    dneil@seminaryridge.org

Gettysburg, Pa. (March 24, 2014)—The Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum and the Adams County Historical Society will present “Elsie Singmaster: Stories of Gettysburg” on Tuesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in Valentine Hall Auditorium on the Gettysburg Seminary’s campus. The event is free and open to the public; reservations are not necessary, and donations are welcome.

Local resident Sue Hill will highlight the life of Singmaster, one of Gettysburg’s most intriguing residents and best-known authors, and take a look at her interpretation of the battle though her characters and stories.

A town resident from 1901-1958, Singmaster used her local vantage point to create stories and books about the Battle of Gettysburg and its aftermath. She was the daughter of Lutheran Seminary President Dr. John Alden Singmaster, and she lived on campus where significant fighting took place on July 1, 1863. Singmaster studied the battlefield, mining for facts and literary themes, and, as she did so, she developed friendships with citizen survivors and read memoirs of other witnesses. Through her writing, she engaged readers in questions of heroism, idealism, patriotism, religion, memory, and sacrifice as the nation approached the 50th anniversary of the battle in 1913. 

For additional information, please call 717-339-1300 or email info@seminaryridgemuseum.org.

Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum
The new Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum opened July 1, 2013, 150 years to the day after the Battle of Gettysburg began. The museum’s permanent exhibit—“Voices of Duty and Devotion” focuses on three main areas—none of which are the focus of any other museum in Gettysburg:  the pivotal first day of the Battle of Gettysburg on Seminary Ridge; the care of the wounded; and the larger issues of faith and freedom. A one-mile outdoor trail complements a museum visit with wayside markers, and special exhibits, programs and events will be offered throughout the year. The museum is a project of the Seminary Ridge Historic Preservation Foundation.  For more information and to reserve tickets to the museum and the Exclusive-Access Cupola Tour, visit www.seminaryridgemuseum.org

Adams County Historical Society
The Adams County Historical Society was established to foster interest in the history of Adams County and vicinity, conduct research, preserve records and objects, mark sites, and pursue such activities as may be related to the history of the community. The Society has often been referred to affectionately as the "county's attic" - an archives preserving the rich cultural heritage of Adams County, Pennsylvania. The Society offers 21 hours of public operation utilizing paid and volunteer staff to serve researchers at its headquarters at the Wolf House on the campus of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg. For more information, please visit www.achs-pa.org or call 717-334-4723



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